•Improvement: Users with the Warehouse role can now add tracking numbers to a shipment from the Shipped screen!
This may seem like a little thing, but if you've ever spent a Saturday afternoon wondering when your Amazon Prime order will arrive, you'll know tracking numbers can quell your qualms in a big way.
•Improvement: The main focus of this release was to overhaul the Bulk Receiving screen in Marketplace. Philosophically (yes, software development involves philosophy), we've changed the way Marketplace thinks about bulk receiving, from thinking about the world in terms of textbook orders to thinking about the world in terms of textbooks, period. That's important because it lets you track a book through its entire Marketplace lifecycle, with no loss of data integrity.
We did a bunch of other cool stuff, too. Check it out:
- Since we were already thinking about tracking IDs, we had a zany idea: we should let users receive books by tracking ID. This means receiving a package can be as simple as scanning the tracking ID on the envelope. It's fun: you should try it. One caveat, Amazon doesn't always provide us the tracking information so it won't work for every package.
- We beefed up the information provided for each book. Now you can see the Reconciliation ID (PO Number), Tracking Information, Online Seller and Purchase Price, allowing you to quickly receive the correct book into the system.
- Finally, Users will now be able to unreceive a book. Mistakes happen; data hassles shouldn't.
That's it for this week! If we missed something, or you've had a brilliant thought that will revolutionize the industry, head over to firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about it. We'd love to hear from you!